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Maya

1191 First Ave. (64th & 65th Sts.) Send to Phone
212-585-1818 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Maya's décor alludes to Mexico's vast history while the contemporary cuisine transcends typical Mexican restaurant fare.

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Maya, New York, NY

Maya Restaurant Review

: Mayan masks and mirrors framed in ornately carved wood adorn coral-hued walls, and Mexican artifacts abound. But bring a flashlight---most menu descriptions run to three lines and are difficult to read in the dim lighting. After quenching your initial thirst with one of the many tequilas, served traditionally with a sangríta (a thick fruity concoction) in a chunky Mexican glass, move on to spiced-to-your-taste guacamole or ceviche of mahi mahi. Chef-owner Richard Sandoval's food transcends the run-of-the-mill stuff served in many other restaurants that claim to be Mexican. Try the gorditas de pollo, which are pulled chicken breast in crispy corn masa, with chipotle, mole poblano sauce, pico de gallo, crema fresca and cotija cheese; or three-chile-crusted tuna with boniato, blood orange salsa and hibiscus-chile habanero emulsion.
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